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Leslie Anderson

Admitted to:

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

Date of Injury:

01/01/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

12/07/1924 (19)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Wellington returning from operation.

Transferred to QVH:

04/01/1944

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

10



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Leslie

Surname:

Anderson

Service No:

1591162

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

---

Patient Unit:

No.28 OTU

Profession:

Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

03/07/1998

Age at Death:

73yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Anderson enlisted in the RAF Volunteer Reserve in February 1943, and was called up for training in May. Anderson crashed at Denmead, near Portsmouth, in January, on return from a nickeling operation (dropping propaganda leaflets) over Beauvais, north of Paris. He was taken to Cosham Hospital in Bristol, before being transferred to QVH three days later.

He was discharged from the RAF in February 1946 as he could no longer fulfil the physical requirements.
One of the youngest Guinea Pigs.

Glossary:

OTU - Operational Training Unit

Further Reading:

References:

'Leslie Anderson', The Guinea Pig, January 1999, p. 2.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.72 - black and white photograph, headshot
EGTRM 2751.73 - black and white portrait photograph
EGTRM 2773.360 - black and white photograph of Marchwood Park football team